Accidentally stumbling across a new place is what traveling is all about, But of course, it never hurts to understand a thing or two about the area before you go. We'll help you find out some basic facts about Kota Kinabalu.
If you need a little help getting your bearings, the national capital, Kuala Lumpur, is 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) to the west. Also, Papar is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.
Around 460,000 people reside in this corner of Sabah, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
With at least 400 partner airlines and 665,000 places to stay, Travelocity can get you the best price on your Kota Kinabalu escape. So, how do we do that? We'll bundle your accommodation and flight bookings to save you heaps!
From flights and accommodations to experiences and car rentals, we can promise you 24/7 personal assistance via our Customer 1st Guarantee. Have you come across a better deal elsewhere? We'll match the price and refund the difference^.
If you want to adjust your travel plans for any reason at all, there won't be a charge from our end. And as long as you get in quick, most accommodations don't charge extra fees either^.
Life is one epic journey, so why not get out there and really live it up in Kota Kinabalu? You can start by booking one or more of the 133 sensational properties available through Travelocity.
Plush rooms, high thread-count sheets and impeccable service is what you'll discover when you spend your nights at the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa (Polish Bay, Gaya Island) or the Gayana Marine Resort (Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park). More of a budget savvy traveler? The Mandarin Hotel (No 136 & 138) and the Victoria Hotel & Hostel (No. 17, Jalan Sentosa, Kampung Air) may be the ideal properties for you.
Say hello to unforgettable adventures in Kota Kinabalu. Once you've walked out of Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), the middle of town will be only 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the north.
Going off the beaten path is an excellent way to discover a new place. So, why not do it from behind a steering wheel? Organize a car rental via Travelocity and get set to turn up your road trip playlist in Kota Kinabalu.
Collect a car from Europcar at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and you can go directly from the tarmac to wherever you please.
On the hunt for a few sightseeing suggestions? Don't leave this happening city until you've enjoyed attractions like the Sabah State Mosque and 1 Borneo Hypermall.
You'll have fun finding presents for your family and friends, as well as a few well-deserved treats for yourself, at Centre Point. Like some more options? If you'd like a keepsake of your vacation, look beyond the common mugs, T-shirts and fridge magnets, and discover the ideal memento at City Mall. But that's not all. Looking to find out more about religion? Stop by All Saint's Cathedral to experience where many locals worship.
Whether you want your next travel experience to be mind-blowing and exciting or more chilled and calm, there's one thing for sure — you'll have a bucketload of tales to tell when it's all over!
Looking forward to some fun adventures in Kota Kinabalu? We suggest trying out a few of these things:
Explored all of Kota Kinabalu already? Don't fret! Tuaran is just 17 miles (27 kilometers) from here and has plenty of activities to keep you busy. Upside Down House is the perfect place to start learning the culture of the region. The Tuaran Crocodile Farm and the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club are also well worth your time. Want more options? Bongawan is 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Kota Kinabalu. Make your way here for attractions including the Nurul Hidayah Pekan Bongawan Mosque, the Membakut Chinese Temple and the Borneo Golf and Country Club. You've got a world of choice!
^Terms and conditions apply.
This luxury resort features a full-service spa, a marina, and 3 restaurants. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 3 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free self parking and a free shopping center shuttle.
This luxury hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the laundry service, conference space, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the sauna and unwind at the poolside bar and bar/lounge.
A private beach, 6 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this luxury resort. Relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers, and cool off with a drink at the beachside bar. Unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and a shopping center shuttle.
This luxury hotel includes 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Families will appreciate the children's pool, kid-friendly dining, and supervised childcare. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.
A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also offered.
This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a terrace are also offered.
This smoke-free hotel includes 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry service. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking.
This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy a meal in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés and perks like free WiFi.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Travelocity.com from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.